Rivera’s 16 lead Binghamton over Stony Brook 67-60
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP)—D.J. Rivera had 16 points to lead five players in double figures, and Binghamton held off Stony Brook 67-60 on Monday night.
It was the fifth straight win for Binghamton (9-4, 2-0 America East) and snapped a three-game winning streak by the Seawolves (8-6, 1-1).
After Dallis Joyner’s layup brought Stony Brook within 56-55 with 2:17 to play, Dwayne Jackson converted a rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Rivera and Jackson’s steal set up a fast-break layup by Chretien Lukusa to give the Bearcats a 60-55 lead with 1:27 left.
Blocks by Malik Alvin and Reggie Fuller stymied the Seawolves on their next two possessions, and Rivera’s fast-break layup boosted the lead to 62-55 with 1:02 to go.
In the final minute, Jackson and Chris Martin each sank a pair of free throws and Rivera contributed another block for the Bearcats.
Tiki Mayben, Jackson and Lukusa each scored 11 points and Fuller had 10 for Binghamton.
Tommy Brenton led the Seawolves with 14 points, Muhammad El-Amin had 12 and Demetrius Young 10.